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Film Festival Roundup: AFI Fest Adds ‘Jackie’ and ‘Miss Sloane,’ Chicago International Announces Winners and More

Film Festival Roundup: AFI Fest Adds ‘Jackie’ and ‘Miss Sloane,’ Chicago International Announces Winners and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Openers, Closers and Other Additions

– The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the films that will play in the Special Screenings section of AFI Fest 2016 presented by Audi, which includes three World Premieres and four additional highly anticipated films.

The World Premiere of the CG-animated film “Moana” will play in the Special Screenings section, along with “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” and “Toni Erdmann.” Also bowing as Special Screenings will be the World Premieres of “Miss Sloane” and, as previously announced, “The Comedian.”

AFI Fest has also added Pablo Larrain’s lauded “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman, as a Centerpiece Gala.

– The Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced that “American Pastoral,” the directorial debut of Perthshire-born Ewan McGregor will have a special Edinburgh International Film Festival Gala at the Filmhouse,
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Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone Named 2016 Israel Film Fest Honorees

  • The Wrap
Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone Named 2016 Israel Film Fest Honorees
Natalie Portman and Sharon Stone are among the 2016 crop of Israel Film Festival honorees. The “Jackie” star and best actress contender will receive the Achievement in Film award from the fest, which marks its 30th year when it runs Nov. 9-23 in and around Los Angeles. Stone will take the Film Festival Achievement Award, and Jay Sanderson of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will receive the Community Leadership Award. New Regency honcho Arnon Milchan will serve as this year’s honorary festival chair. Also Read: 'Manchester by the Sea,' 'Moonlight' Lead Gotham Awards Nominations “Celebrating three
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